Positivity through art
For Kolkata-based artist Swati Pasari, the act of creating a work of art is synonymous to following a particular line of thought, developing and...
After finishing her business studies from Australia, Swati Pasari was all determined to join her family business in Kolkata.
Hailing from an affluent Marwari family of Kolkata, Swati soon realised that she was not fit for this number crunching role in the metal trade.
Swati's art brand, 'Soulink', took shape in 2007 and she held her first exhibition in the 2008. Her artworks are mostly painted in bright and colourful hues which instantly radiate happiness and peace.
Through her art she believes in spreading an aura of peace, happiness and most importantly positivity.
Explaining her journey to The Hans India, Swati says, "Hailing from a business family, embarking on a career as an artist is not easy, but it is my passion and love for art and maybe a bit of inner calling that eventually helped me in winning the love and support of not just my family but art lovers as well.
My artworks are mostly painted in bright and colourful hues which instantly radiate happiness and peace."
For Swati, the act of creating a work of art is synonymous to following a particular line of thought, developing and working on them unless the thought is translated seamlessly in her creations.
When she paints, it is more like letting her emotions flow without any obstruction. She can never pinpoint when and how the painting will end, it is just an inner joy which she feels when her inner thoughts are translated on her painting and that is when she knows, her work is done.
She says, "As I come from a business family, I never got the chance to study art but I had immense passion and inclination towards it which made me hold my first exhibition and surprisingly it brought in a lot of warm response. I knew then that art was my inner calling and there was no looking back."
Today, at 31 years, Swati has travelled across the world exhibiting her all so 'Happy Artworks & Sculptures'. She says, "It gives me immense joy when people come back to buy more of my Happy Art as they feel the positivity and happiness, each artwork is charged with.
I just flow with my creativity and it produces the artworks. If you ask me, I wonder, if an artist can choose a genre! The universe inspires you and you just flow with it."
She was more of a people's person and found her calling in spreading happiness and positivity. She started painting and enrolled her for sessions in Pranic Healing.
Also, she started helping her grandfather in running his NGO in Benaras. While Pranic Healing helped Swati find a way to express her inner soul through her paintings, her work at NGO fuelled her determination to help poor and needy and bring smiles on their faces.
She says, "I have always been around religious practices and spirituality. Mythology or spirituality has always interested me, and it is no surprise that they inspire me the most, which reflects in my artwork.
I cannot pinpoint any specific spiritual experience. I can say that Pranic healing helped me a lot in my life; you can say it changed my life to some extent.
It was Pranic healing which helped me find a way to express my inner soul and being a Pranic healer, most of my creations are made to spread positivity. To express spirituality in a tangible form, I've taken the help of both paintings and sculptures."
Further, most of the money she earns goes to her NGO, where Swati is the youngest and the only female chairperson. Her sheer determination and dedication to make this world a happy place is fairly evident from her artwork and happy faces of people at her NGO.
This urge to spread happiness around is definitely a reflection of a beautiful and happy soul of the artist.